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Legal Assistant - Residential Property

Employer
Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Limited
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Legal Assistant - Residential Property. They are seeking someone who wants part-time hours (to be negotiated) on a salary of £28,000 FTE with solid experience in supporting fee earners in a residential property team. They are seeking someone with real initiative who is capable of organising the workload and fully supporting a fee earner so that they can get on with the legal work, while this role takes on the legwork if that makes sense.

This role will be specialising in completions and post completions work - handling all aspects of the completions/post completions work and providing support to fee earners as required. you will be involved in processing both sale and purchase files, interacting with lenders, solicitors etc to ensure that all documentation is compliant and made ready for file closure and archiving.

You will also deal with payments and refunds - reconciling the client account to close matters.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

- Review and drafting of documents

- Ordering searches

- Ordering title documents

- Submission of SDLT to HMRC

- Dealing with requisitions/correspondence from the Land registry

- Anti-money laundering checks

- Registration of transfer applications at Companies House and dealing with enquiries arising

- Preparing payments/refunds to Clients, Solicitors and Management companies

- Dealing with transfer formalities

- Carrying out other duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Requirements

* Experience in Residential Conveyancing work preferred

* Possess excellent IT skills

* Experience of case management systems preferred

* Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and team working skills

* Be enthusiastic and reliable

* Demonstrate high standards of client service

* Have excellent organisational skills

* 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), grade C and above (desirable).

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available
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